19 million people.
That’s how many people California’s water delivery system is made to serve. The last time there were that few people living in California was 1970.
In the past four decades, California’s population has grown to nearly 37 million and has emerged as the 8th largest economy in the world. Crucial to the state’s growth and economic success is water, supplied in large part by sources in Northern California. But water is a finite resource plagued by aging infrastructure issues, growing environmental concerns and greater demand.
Now more than ever, we must protect our most precious resource by examining how to collect, store, distribute, use and dispose of water. We must make key investments to improve our outdated and overburdened water storage and delivery system and expand local resources and restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, which serves as the hub for our state’s complex water system.
California Alliance for Jobs works to improve water supply reliability, mitigate harmful effects to the state’s ecosystem and raise public awareness about the need for greater investment in water infrastructure.